6/3/17 – 12/3/17

12th March
***Q and A: Chief executive of Leicester’s hospitals on what to expect from health services this year
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/city-hospitals-will-spend-nearly-1-billion-seeing-1-4-million-patients-in-next-year/story-30194933-detail/story.html

Cutbacks to care will put pensioners’ lives at risk’”, subtitled “Changes to support proposed” – City Council: supported living accommodation

10th March

***(Glenfield children’s Heart Unit) “No assurances of help to meet surgery standards”, subtitled “NHS England says number of procedures still an issue with Glenfield”
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/nhs-bosses-fail-to-say-they-will-help-increase-children-s-heart-ops/story-30194729-detail/story.html

9th March

****“Hundreds in rally protest against heart unit closure”, subtitled “Campaigners make feelings known about threat to Glenfield centre” – outside consultation meeting
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/live-updates-protest-ahead-of-glenfield-hospital-heart-unit-meeting/story-30192497-detail/story.html

p. 10 “Apology for woman’s death”, subtitled “Pensioner, 77, left to choke on doughnut and suffered brain damage” – Inquest; Evington Centre, Leicester General
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/woman-77-died-after-being-left-to-choke-on-a-doughnut-in-hospital/story-30194832-detail/story.html

p. 15 a long letter by Michael Barker under “Listen to public on NHS cutbacks”8th March

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/more-seats-laid-on-for-public-meeting-on-children-s-heart-services/story-30188677-detail/story.html
7th March
p. 8 “After 30 years of campaigns £7.5m treatment unit opens”, subtitled “After a catalogue of delays, Harborough has new health centre” – St. Luke’s, Market Harborough
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/new-7-5m-health-treatment-centre-opens/story-30185602-detail/story.html
p. 26 “New team gets contract for crisis house, subtitled “Turning Point for care services” – Box Tree Farm mental health crisis house contract given to Turning Point
(No online link.).This marks a change of contract from one charitable organisation to another. Leicestershire Partnership Trust Mental Health Services.

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